Firewater (best of the bunch from a Top 10 album last year)
Apples in Stereo (I don't think it is that great, but still pretty good)
David Byrne and Brian Eno (one of last year's best albums)
Gaslight Anthem (best song from a Top 5 album of 2008/ second best of the bunch)
OMD's If You Leave (ahhh, anything from the Pretty in Pink soundtrack puts me in a good mood- warning, it is live)
You need to download these whole albums: Badman sampler with lots of good artists. So does Yep Roc sampler.
Also check out Christmas songs by Aimee mann and lots more good stuff to hear, including the Streets. Have fun.